Registration Holds


All international students are initially blocked from course registration through the student information system through the use of “registration holds.” Current registration holds can be viewed through the Howdy Portal: https://howdy.tamu.edu/.

In order to have the registration holds removed, international students may need to take the actions described below.

ISS Check-In Registration Hold (All newly admitted international students)
Please visit the following webpages for detailed information about the process for newly admitted international students to have the ISS Check-In registration hold removed.  
ISS Registration Hold for Address Update (F-1 and J-1 students only)
If ISS places a registration hold on your record because one or more address updates are required, please refer to the instructions available at http://iss.tamu.edu/ISS/media/ISS-Files/ISS-PDF/Current%20Students/Updating-Your-Local-Address-Phone.pdf. After updating your address(es) as needed so that you have BOTH a valid Student Local Physical AND a valid International Permanent address, you can email iss@tamu.edu or give us a call at 979-845-1824 to request that the ISS registration hold be removed. Be sure to include your full name and UIN in all correspondence with ISS. Once your University record is updated to reflect that you have both a valid Student Local Physical and a valid International Permanent address, the ISS registration hold will be removed.
 
ISS Registration Hold for Renewed Passport Update (F-1 and J-1 students only)
If ISS places a registration hold on your record because a copy of your renewed passport is required, please either bring your original passport to ISS so we can make a copy, bring a copy of your passport to ISS, or email a copy of your passport to iss@tamu.edu. Be sure to include your full name and UIN in all correspondence with ISS. Once your University record is updated to reflect the new expiration date of your passport, the ISS registration hold will be removed.

ISS Online Orientation
  • All new international students are required to complete the Online Orientation in order to register for their first semester. Students who do not complete the Online Orientation prior to the 15th class day of their starting semester will receive a registration hold preventing them from course registration for the following semester. Students will have to complete the Online Orientation in order to have this registration hold removed. Certain groups of current international students are also required to complete the Online Orientation. Visit the Online Orientatiowebpage for more information about who is required to complete it and for access to the content.
 
Office of Admissions  
Bacterial Meningitis
  • Texas Senate Bill 1107 (now TEC 51.9192) requires all students* entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before the first day of the semester. For the most up-to-date and detailed information about this requirement, please visit the Office of Admissions’ Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement webpage.

Health Insurance
  • Submit proof of health insurance to ISS. Please refer to Health Insurance for details.
 
Tuberculosis Screening
  English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE)
  • Arrange to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) if required to do so.  Refer to the ELPE page for more information.
 
Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor

If a new/transfer student will be under the age of 18 on the first day of university classes, the following form, Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor is required in order to provide legal consent for any possible medical care should it be necessary. Please complete and return this form to TAMU Student Health Services,
ATTN:
Patient Services,
M.S. 1264,
College Station, Texas, 77843
(979) 458-8310
(979) 458-8319 Fax